Waypoint: Horsing around
Some people hate horses, some like them just fine, and some love them. Occasionally, though, you’ll meet a true horse whisperer, as photographer Dusan Smetana did when he first witnessed a gaucho by the name of Pascual Yancan- queo wrangling horses on a hunt in Argentina. Yancanqueo spoke no English and Smetana doesn’t speak Spanish or Mapuche, Pascual’s native language, but several things were apparent. The cowboy is agile—“like a mountain lion”—and he has no fear around horses. The caballos in his care repay him with their hard work, affection, and, in this case especially, their trust.
For more on hunting red stag from horseback in Argentina, turn to our feature on p. 88.